Contractor Buying House Painting Materials vs. Client
A question often asked while meeting with potential clients is whether they should purchase their materials or allow the contractor to buy products?
We have your answer here!
Paint sales & Purchase Prices
Most local painting contractors are making less than a dollar on each gallon of product. Since paint prices have drastically increased in the past few years, homeowners can purchase paint from wholesales for the same price as contractors.
There are quarterly sales that are exclusive to homeowners that bring down significantly. If you are planning and budgeting for a project several months in advance, buying the material on sale may not be a bad idea, but there are many things to consider if you are not planning to do the painting yourself.
Advantages of A Painting Service
Despite sales, in most cases, it is still better to allow a house painting contractor to do all the leg work for you.
If you buy the paint in advance, the paint will have to be adequately stored and re-shaken before applied. Unless it is a tremendous amount of paint to be purchased and you are saving more than a few dollars each gallon, most would instead allow contractors to buy paint.
Most of the year, your painting contractor can purchase paint cheaper. If the contractor is passing the savings along to their customers, why buy it yourself?
Franchised businesses are less likely to pass the savings along to potential customers. With the overhead that franchises carry, every penny counts!
Shop local and choose a contractor that is going to give you a deal on products. Merely taking the leg work and time out of having to purchase materials yourself and on your own time is a value with-in itself!
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